Overview

Position: Direct Support Specialist

Location: Lafayette, NJ

Shift: Mon-Fri 12a-8a

Job Description:

Assists individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to lead a independent life; assists with activities of daily living and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.

Essential Duties:

Responsibilities and Essential Duties including but not limited to the following as well as any other duties as assigned by supervisory staff.

Implement and assist individuals with completion of goals.

Provide assistance in daily activities, which may include bathing, feeding, cooking, and toileting.

Ensure optimal physical/mental health by assisting individuals with scheduled medical/psychiatric appointments, monitoring medication supply and administering medication, following prescribed diets, and treatment/behavior plans.

Utilize personal control techniques, when necessary, to ensure safety to individual and others.

Ensure a safe and healthy living environment through routine facility inspections, disinfecting and maintenance of the facility.

Provide safe transportation to and from work/day program services, scheduled appointments, and recreational activities.

Report all incidents, including allegations of abuse, neglect, exploitation, injury and other reportable incidents immediately upon discovery.

Monitor individual’s daily activity through documentation in progress notes, ICL, and verbal communication with supervisors and co-workers.

Attend all mandatory meetings and trainings as required.

Monitor own time card to ensure correct recording of hours worked, and use of benefit time.

Adhere to all Agency policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must be 18 years or older and possess a driver’s license valid in the State of New Jersey (probational licenses are not accepted).

Additional Requirements, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

* Submission of a criminal background check that is determined to be not disqualified by the Department of Human Services prior to hire; agreement to be checked against the Central Registry of Offenders Against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; complete an application to have name checked against the Child Abuse Registry Information (CARI); Run against the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities.
* Successful completion of a Pre-employment physical; Pre-employment tuberculosis test; Pre-employment, random, and for cause drug screen as required by The State of New Jersey Department of Human Services.
* Clearance based on a 3-year and annual motor vehicle abstract assessment.
* Must be able to successfully complete required training which includes, but is not limited to:

American Red Cross Adult CPR and First Aid

Crisis Management

Medication Administration with on-site competency assessment

Preventing Abuse and Neglect with on-site competency assessment

Positive Behavior Supports (if applicable)

12 hours of professional development annually per calendar year prorated at one hour per month

Specialized Training as required

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

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